Who We Are

Build the Dream.

Richard Bavec Headshot

Richard. D Bavec, Founder & Builder

Tolaris Homes takes you from blank-paper to dream home and guides you through every step of the way.

“It starts with a lot of listening,” says Richard Bavec, founder and builder. Tolaris Homes is a Custom Home Builder in Central Florida with over 45 years of experience. The company is family-owned and dedicated to every client through uncompromising quality, complete satisfaction, trust, and pride of ownership.

There are three essential reasons to select Tolaris Homes as your custom home builder in Florida:
Our Processes, Our People, and Our Execution


Our Process: You detail and “story-board” all aspects of your dream home – as specific or as general as you prefer. We work together with our designers and architects to present you with appropriate floor plan and architectural options. As the vision becomes more clear, we fine-tune your floor plan, elevation style, and many selections (colors, materials, etc). Once everything is approved by you, we begin the permitting and construction process while keeping you updated daily or weekly. The builder is involved from the very beginning so that there is open communication between the builder and designers which greatly reduces costs and delays.

Our People: Our founder is passionate about sharing knowledge with those who are unfamiliar with the process of home-building; this quality of helping others and remaining transparent is reinforced throughout all of our people. Our in-house team extends far beyond our builder providing a strong support team available daily to assist with general questions, concerns, or transactions; this allows our builder and project managers to place more of their focus where it is most valuable, on building your dream home. A custom team is assembled for each project, based on trust, and we use top trades-persons, subcontractors, and suppliers in Central Florida to guarantee the highest quality building standards, efficient timelines, and an extraordinary communication experience.

Our Execution: Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique and common design challenges.

Richard Bavec is a Trainer for Bob Schultz The International New Home Sales Specialists, a past President of the Private Business Association of Seminole County, and part of the Florida Green Builders Coalition, National Association of Home Builders; Florida Home Builders Association, Greater Orlando Builders Association; National Realtor Association, Florida Association of Realtors, Past Chairman of the Grievance Committee/ Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Graduate of the realtor Institute (G.R.I.).


Our People

Proud to be a part of your home-building journey.

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Richard D. Bavec
Founder & Builder

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Rick B. Bavec
New Home Advisor

Bruce Hoover
Project Manager

Kelly Featherstone

Vickie Hansbrough
Accounts Manager

Carrie Pilling

Sean Mercilliott
Construction Manager


We share with our clients a great passion for quality, trust, and vision.

“We have recommended Rick Bavec & Tolaris Homes many times. When we signed with them to build our current home we were told how long it would take. They were right on time. Throughout the process we were able to consult with Rick regarding any changes we wished to make. Our questions were always dealt with in a calm and friendly manner and resolved to our satisfaction. We regard Rick as a very reliable friendly and trustworthy person and feel as a builder he gave us fair value for money and the resulting property to be excellently built and one for which we still receive very many compliments.”

Bob Haines

“Our home is well built, beautiful, and the experience from start to finish was something worth writing to you about. I sincerely hope that if you ever have a potential customer on the fence you ask them to contact our family about our experience and for insight on the quality of the final product you delivered to us. We can’t say enough about how thrilled we are with the entire transaction, including how phenomenal our new home turned out. All the best and thanks to Tolaris for making this such a pleasant and special experience.”

Jeremy Burr

“Tolaris Homes built our custom home on a lot that we owned. Rick Bavec (president) personally acted as superintendent. Through conception, design, and construction he was always accommodating and fair in his dealings with us and with his fine group of subcontractors. Our project was completed substantially on budget and on time. Tolaris has also been helpful since we took ownership.”

Stan Smith and Patty Donahue

"After working with Tolaris Homes for two years we can say, without hesitation, they are the best in their field. You can walk through any one of Tolaris’ homes and see, in every room, the meticulous attention to detail and commitment to providing their homeowners with exceptional results.”

The Williams Family


Build the Dream.


Tolaris Homes CGC1529887
(407) 815-HOME
581 Technology Park Dr. #1009 | Lake Mary, FL 32746

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